Ed Sheeran couldn’t resist making a joke about having his face “cut open” by Princess Beatrice, as he made his return to the stage on Wednesday (30 November).
In one of the year’s most surreal celebrity news stories, it was reported last week that Ed had been on the receiving end of an accidental slicing from Princess Beatrice, who was jokingly pretending to knight fellow singer-songwriter James Blunt with a ceremonial sword at the time.
Fortunately, Ed has now proved he seen the funny side of the incident, taking to the stage at a fundraiser for East Anglia Children’s Hospices days later, during which he was seen sporting a pretty deep-looking scar on his cheek.
He told the audience (via the MailOnline): “It’s nice to be back. I’ve had a whole year off. I went to Japan for about a month and hung out with Japanese people. Got my face cut open, anyone read about that?”
Describing the incident to The Sun over the weekend, an insider said: “Apparently, James Blunt joked that he would love a knighthood.
“Beatrice jokingly said she could arrange it and fetched a ceremonial sword... James played along with the prank and got down on one knee as he would if he were at Buckingham Palace being honoured by the Queen.”
The source continued: “Beatrice, who was in great form, held the sword above him and said ‘arise Sir James’... But she must have misjudged the weight or something and, instead of lightly tapping him on the shoulder, she swung it back, not knowing Ed was standing right behind her.
When will those Royals learn, parties and ceremonial swords are never a good combo...